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asteroidsCarnival of Space 622

1. Universe Today – LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 …

antiagingBillionaires Longevity and Low Taxes

Paul Krugman wrote an opinion piece where he rants against future radical life extension. Krugman fears that it will only be available to billionaires. Krugman scenario is that Peter Thiel would still be alive, wealthy and healthy in 2067 when …

brainNeuralink Multi-thousand Channel Brain Interface Implantation Surgery

The full Neuralink paper describing how their multi-thousand channel brain interface system will be built and implanted is here. It is called “An integrated brain-machine interface platform with thousands of channels”. Neuralink believes the key to high fidelity brain interfaces …

futureIEEE Roadmap Leads to One Nanometer Devices in 2033

The IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) has a roadmap to one-nanometer semiconductor devices in 2033. The updated IRDS includes new information on cryogenic electronics and quantum information processing, added benchmarks for applications, and supplemental information and metrics …

artificial intelligenceInterview With Drishti CEO Akella Reveals You Will Not Lose Your Job to Robots

Drishti is a company that is helping to analyze the efficiency of actions performed in factories. Drishti uses computer vision to digitize manual human actions. They are able to analyze video and not just object recognition in a single picture. …

interviewsMomentus Email Interview with Nextbigfuture

Mikhail Kokorich, Momentus’ CEO answered email questions from Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture. Momentus is pioneering new forms of orbital transfer services via shuttles that attach to satellites in Earth orbit. Using microwave heated propulsion engine that will be two to …

artificial intelligenceNeuralink and Elon Musk Have 10,000 Electrode-Thread Brain Computer Interface

Neuralink is recruiting people to work on its brain-machine interface system. It is a less invasive system with about 10,000 electrodes in a neural-lace. Each chip has 1,000 electrode connections and they think can use up to about ten chips …

artificial intelligenceQuantum Computing and AI Models Larger Proteins to Find New Drugs

ProteinQure uses quantum computing, molecular simulations and reinforcement learning to engineer new drugs. They combine state-of-the-art structure-based algorithms, including molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning. Their design platform explores vast regions of sequence space and predict functional properties of therapeutics …